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Indiana 8th Best For Business Tax Competitiveness

Posted On October 29, 2014

(Indianapolis, IN) -- Indiana is the top state in the Midwest for business tax competitiveness. The new State Business Tax Climate Index ranks Indiana eighth overall, up from tenth place last year. Indiana is the only Midwestern state in the top ten. The annual list by the Tax Foundation measures how each state structures its…

Man Found Shot Dead In Broad Ripple

Posted On October 29, 2014

(Indianapolis, IN) -- Indianapolis police are looking into the shooting death of a man found near a Broad Ripple apartment complex. They say Brandon Hale didn't live at the Monon Place apartments where he was found yesterday morning. Police say the 31-year-old had a record for theft and receiving stolen property. Residents say they want…

Trucker Survives Train Collision

Posted On October 29, 2014

(Reynolds, IN) -- A truck driver in Reynolds is emerging unscathed from a collision with an Amtrak train. Jeffrey Hatfield had just crossed the tracks just east of U.S. 421 yesterday when the train slammed into his rig and split the trailer in half. He says he didn't see the train coming until he crossed…

Westfield Plans On Major Growth With New Arena

Posted On October 29, 2014

(Westfield, IN) -- Westfield officials are banking on the massive investment in a new soccer arena to spur economic growth. Mayor Andy Cook said yesterday he thinks enough restaurants and hotels will open nearby to noticeably boost the city's tax base. The City Council this week approved a 53-million-dollar funding plan for the arena.

Deadly Shooting In Hammond Ruled Homicide

Posted On October 29, 2014

(Hammond, IN) -- Police are ruling that a deadly shooting last night in Hammond, Indiana was a homicide. The Lake County Coroner's office says the body of Martin Hurtado was discovered in the 800-block of State Street. He was pronounced dead at St. Margaret's Hospital. Police have not released any information about a possible suspect.